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Natural Dispute

Whether it's building a bridge, tapping natural resources, harvesting renewable resources or tackling climate change, no other issue has pitted government, business, citizens and scientists against each other as much as the environment.

Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

Dieselgate in Europe: How Officials Ignored Years of Emissions Evidence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 19, 2016

When American authorities revealed that Volkswagen used software to trick pollution tests, it spurred widespread outrage. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL show that European officials knew about the deception for years -- but didn't act on it. By Markus Becker and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Diesel Emissions: EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

Diesel Emissions: EU Commission Has Known for Years about Manipluation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 15, 2016

The European Commission insists that it knew nothing about diesel emissions manipulations perpetrated by Volkswagen and other automobile manufacturers. Documents obtained by SPIEGEL ONLINE show otherwise. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]


'Death Awaits': Africa Faces Worst Drought in Half a Century

'Death Awaits': Africa Faces Worst Drought in Half a Century

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2016

The worst drought in half a century has stricken large parts of Africa -- a consequence of El Niño and high population growth. More than 50 million people are threatened by hunger and few countries have been hit as hard as Ethiopia. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2016

The Finnish city Seinäjoki has successfully tackled the problem of obesity in children with a program emphasizing physical fitness and better nutrition in schools. Can the lessons learned here also be applied in Germany and elsewhere in the world? more...


Sustainable in the Supermarket: Apps That Help You Buy Responsibly

Sustainable in the Supermarket: Apps That Help You Buy Responsibly

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 18, 2016

Are strawberries already in season? Do those eggs have the right organic certification? It isn't easy to shop sustainably. But there are several apps out there to help. Are they any good? By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]

The E-Waste Republic: Discarded Electronics and Ghana's Environmental Conundrum

The E-Waste Republic: Discarded Electronics and Ghana's Environmental Conundrum

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 11, 2016

In Ghana, the disposal of discarded electronic waste from industrialized countries has become a booming business. But the consequences for health and environment are dire. more...


Exploring New Materials: The Search for Sustainable Fashion

Exploring New Materials: The Search for Sustainable Fashion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2016

Do you know how bad your jeans are for the environment? Or how many chemicals are needed to produce a pair of leather shoes? Luckily, there are some more environmentally friendly options available. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]

UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Calculated Vision

UN Sustainable Development Goals: The Calculated Vision

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 17, 2016

Ten months, 10 goals, 10 features: The "Expedition BeyondTomorrow" project starts at the supermarket check-out and, by way of an interactive globe, takes you around the world. Find out what's behind our new series. By Anna Behrend and Christina Elmer more... Video | Comment ]


Going for Broke in Paris: It's Now or Never for the Climate

Going for Broke in Paris: It's Now or Never for the Climate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2015

This week, the most important event of the year began: 195 countries are negotiating the future of our planet in Paris. The world's most powerful leaders must now demand sacrifices from their citizens in order to save the climate. A Commentary by Florian Harms more... Comment ]

Jane Goodall Interview: 'Even Chimps Understand Sustainability'

Jane Goodall Interview: 'Even Chimps Understand Sustainability'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 07, 2015

Jane Goodall spent years observing chimpanzees in the wild. She discovered that the animals can commit murder and wage war. As an environmentalist, the British activist now spends more time observing humans -- and says she still has hope for humanity. Interview Conducted by Philip Bethge and Johann Grolle more... Comment ]